Paleo Friendly Honey Garlic Wings

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Spicy Honey Garlic Wings | Garlic, My Soul

Here at GMS, we are huge fans of the crock pot, and being a paleo-eater is yet another reason to love crock pot meals. Simply put, paleo eating often requires food preparation. After a long day, it can be hard to cook a complete, nutritious meal and when pressed for time, it can be hard to put together a satisfying and health-conscious meal.

So the great thing about a slow cooker is that you can throw the ingredients in, go to work and when you come home – voila! A hot, home cooked meal is waiting for you.

We recently tried out a recipe for Honey Garlic Wings from Off the Grain, with our own spicy twist on it.

Spicy Honey Garlic Wings | Garlic, My Soul


2-3 lbs of wings (I increased my recipe because I have a large crock pot. Be aware that the wings that lay on the bottom of the crock pot will brown more than those piled on top)
3/4 cup of raw honey
1.5 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1-2 tbsp cayenne pepper (if you want a little heat!)

1. Toss wings into crock pot
2. In a bowl, mix all other ingredients. You may want to heat the honey a little so it mixes and pours easily.
3. Pour mixture over wings. Mix.
4. Cook on low for 6 hours or 3-4 hours on high.

Spicy Honey Garlic Wings | Garlic, My Soul

And that’s it. Add a bed of greens or a side salad and dinner is served!

What’s your favorite wing recipe?




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    • Jennie

      Shawn – yes absolutely! We love a good chicken breast, and that way you can avoid the bones (my husband doesn’t like bones, so I use thighs or breasts.)

  1. Sean

    These did not turn out in any way. The taste was off and not satisfying. The wings were soft and mushy even after cooking for an extra hour. I would not recommend this recipe to anyone.

      • Rick

        I wanted these to be good.. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out just as the previous poster stated, mushy and not very flavorful. I cooked them on low for 6 hours

        • Alex

          Newer Crock Pots cook hotter than old ones. Low is still too hot for a lot of recipes in the newer ones. I really like my Nesco Roaster because it has a thermostat so I know exactly where I’m setting it, and it winds up working better for a lot of crock-pot recipes.

  2. Katie

    This look absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe. i’ll have to try this myself sometime soon!

    The point of the Paleo diet is, and I feel some people forget this, to not only diet, but to eat delicious foods at the same time. It’s the only diet I’ve come across that cuts out food groups, yet still focusses on everyone’s need to eat great food.

    I’m a real foodie, and would not survive on any other diet, but Paleo has been very good for me. I’ve written about one of my favourite cookbooks:

  3. Kate

    This looks and sounds delicious! Is it recommended to put the lid on the crockpot while cooking? I have done that with other recipes and find the sauce does not stick as well to chicken as I would hope.

  4. Scott Hayes

    I am on the last leg of the Honey/Garlic wings. The recipe did not specify if the wings should be thawed or not. I placed frozen wings in the crock, which made the consistency of the sauce thinner. I should have thought about that earlier. What are your thoughts?

      • Scott Hayes

        Actually, things/wings turned out very well. But I must admit I had to “doctor” the wings up a bit. Once removed from the slow cooker, I placed the wings in the oven at 550 to add a char to them. Along with that, I splashed some BBQ sauce and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce over the meat. The end result? My family TORE them up!!! I was hoping for leftovers; but oh well!!! If the kids wanna eat I’ll let them eat. Anyway thanks for the response and the recipe.

        Scott Hayes

        PS – on tap: homemade pizza and cajun chicken sandwiches

  5. Jeremiah

    With some tweaking, these turned out really good. I HIGHLY recommend after cooking them in the crockpot to move the wings onto a baking sheet and broil the wings on each side. This will make the wings crispy and carmalize the sugar from the honey. This will eliminate the mushy consistency while not drying them out. The crispy meat fell right from the bone and was very, very good. It was a hit with my family.

  6. Katy

    These, also, were very bland for me, but I added about 3/4c soy sauce to it and KAPOW! Very, very tasty. I don’t understand how people think a crockpot wing will be crispy because that’s not going to happen, but if you toss them under the broiler for a few, they’ll crisp up a bit. Otherwise, this was too bland and too blah for the fam.

    • Jennie

      Hi Katy – glad that you added to the recipe & found these better! If you want them crispy, the broiler sounds like an awesome idea. Hope your new adaptation becomes a family favorite!

  7. Angie

    Hello I am making these as I type this and after reading the reviews I wanted to ask how long should I broil them in the oven after they cook in crock pot? I have approx 2 lbs of chicken wings cooking on high for about 4 hours …should I broil them on each side for 5 mins each side when they come out of slow cooker?

    • Jennie

      It’s up to you – if you want them to be crispy, start with 2-3 minutes depending on your broiler. Good luck – hope you like these as much as we do!